Bring Back the U.N.

By Haiti Democracy Project in the Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor, May 19, 2023. In 2017, while the other pundits nodded off, we wrote, “The withdrawal of the U.N. mission is based on wishful thinking. Its ounce of prevention has averted a ton of headaches.” Today, tens of thousands of deaths later, there’s a growing awareness among the pundits of the need for the mission, but as yet no conception of the negotiations it would take in the Security Council to get it.

The Tolls of Terror

In America some people leave a city to escape crime. Imagine having to leave a whole country. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press

Gang Violence Flaring

The U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights says in the first two and a half months of this year 531 people have been killed. “Most of the victims were killed or injured by snipers who were reportedly randomly shooting at people in their homes or on the streets.”